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Ruling Restricts Newborn Blood Useby Tony KennedyStar TribuneNovember 16th, 2011The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state health program that screens newborns for potential illnesses can't store the blood samples for additional research without parental consent.
St. Louis Officers to File Suit over Department's DNA Collectionby Christine ByersSt. Louis Post-DispatchNovember 14th, 2011The St. Louis Police Officers' Association filed a grievance saying the department's collection of DNA from police officers is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights and the officers' contract.
DNA Forensics: Setting the (Fool’s) Gold Standardby Doug PetBiopolitical TimesOctober 13th, 2011Emerging DNA forensic techniques require urgent scientific and legal scrutiny.
Fresh (Human) Eggs for Sale[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Ronald BaileyReasonOctober 11th, 2011Researchers announced last week that they had created stem cell lines using human eggs for the first time.
Stem cell research used cloning technique, paid women for eggs[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Eryn BrownLos Angeles TimesOctober 6th, 2011"We should not put the health of young women at risk, especially to get raw materials for such exploratory investigations."
Longevity Gene Debate Opens Trans-Atlantic Riftby Nicholas WadeNew York TimesSeptember 21st, 2011A trans-Atlantic dispute has opened up over the "longevity gene." British scientists say it is “nearing the end of its life,” but the Americans say the approach remains as promising as ever.
Eugenics Victim, Son Fighting Together for Justiceby Allen G. BreedABC NewsAugust 15th, 2011Eugenics victim and son see long struggle for justice and recompense on verge of bearing fruit.
Sperm Donor's 24 Kids Never Told About Fatal Illnessby Susan Donaldson JamesABC NewsJuly 21st, 2011Guidelines indicate that donated sperm cannot have any "relevant communicable disease or agent," but there is no limit on how many donations can be made nor is there any sharing of medical information between the donor and the child's family.
NY Bill to Expand DNA Database Stalls in Legislatureby Emily StehrBiopolitical TimesJune 30th, 2011Lawmakers argue over access to the state’s forensic database instead of addressing underlying concerns about DNA evidence reliability and individuals’ rights.
Victims of state's eugenics program win sympathyby Regina WangNewsobserver.comJune 23rd, 2011From the 1920s to the 1970s, the North Carolina Board of Eugenics oversaw the sterilization of nearly 7,600 people.
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